Sept. 7, 2017
From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel
There has never been a better time for Congress to pass the Taylor Force Act, particularly with a pro-Israel sitting President. Right now in the Senate there are 16 Republican and 6 Democrat co-sponsors of the Taylor Force Act which the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved last month.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has thrown in his Democrat influence by co-sponsoring the bill. The announcement of his support will certainly sway many fence-sitting Democrats and give the bill stronger bi-partisan support and a greater chance of passage.
Five other Democrats are now on board and cosponsoring the measure. The Senate will need 60 votes to advance the Act.
+ + Now is the time to take assertive action on behalf of the Taylor Force Act.
We must send the message loud and clear: The United States government MUST STOP turning a blind eye to actions that are not only against international law and the Oslo Accord, but horrifically unconscionable.
Before our next petition delivery to the Senate, I encourage you to join with us in this vital pro-Israel initiative.
+ + No more money to the Palestinians for acts of murder!
The Senate version of the Taylor Force Act restricts U.S. economic aid to the West Bank and Gaza until the Palestinian Authority stops paying terrorists guilty of violence against Israelis and Americans. As reported by The Times of Israel, “The United States currently gives the PA nearly $500 million in aid annually. The legislation would allow only the portions designated for security assistance — roughly $60 million —and humanitarian aid to remain in place.”
The Palestinian Authority has now devoted almost half of its foreign “aid” money to rewarding acts of terror against Israelis and innocent bystanders, as was the case in the death of American war hero Taylor Force, for whom the bill is named.
Now that the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has taken this much needed first step toward the passage of the Taylor Force Act, it’s past time for our lawmakers and the Trump administration to declare the Palestinian Authority a “terror-sponsoring organization” — and defund the PA until they verifiably cease their “Pay to Slay” payments, and stop inciting terror against the Israelis.
As of today, we need 6,000 more signatures to reach our first goal for the STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF PALESTINIAN TERRORISM AGAINST ISRAEL petition before we deliver the petition to key members of Congress. One click here and you’ll be automatically added to the petition.
Thank you for joining with us!
God bless you. God bless the USA. God bless Israel.
Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel
P.S. Growing Democrat support for the Taylor Force Act means the bill has a greater chance of passage! The Taylor Force Act will restrict the supply of “aid” money to the Palestinian Authority. We cannot reward acts of terrorism like the one that tragically took the life of Taylor Force. “Pay to Slay” must end.
The Petition States:
I join with many other pro-Israel Americans in calling for the passage of the Taylor Force Act. The Palestinians must be held accountable for their egregious law that authorizes payments to individuals and their families who commit acts of terrorism against American and Israeli citizens. Economic aid must cease unless the Palestinian Authority stops its outrageous practice of rewarding terrorists and their families with financial aid. No more money for murder!